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Dead are not forgotten
Rockdale cemeteries database key to family history
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Tireless historians: Judy Bond, left, and Don Sailors stop for a moment in the historic Conyers cemetery on Pine Log Road. The pair recently finished Rockdale's first database of cemeteries. - photo by Photo by Michelle Kim

Judy Bond and Don Sailors see dead people.

But not in a ‘Sixth Sense’ sort of way.

For the last seven years, Bond and Sailors have walked through and documented every known cemetery in Rockdale County - and discovered a few unknown cemeteries along the way.

And now they’ve compiled this mind-boggling amount of data – more than 18,000 individuals, 11,900 photographs and 99 cemeteries – into the easy to use "Cemetery Database of Rockdale County."

It’s a project that Bond says never would have been completed without...


See the full story in the Oct. 16 edition of The Rockdale News, on stands now.